As part of my New Year’s resolution to be craftier, I signed up for sewing lessons. With a simple dream to make my own pillows in tow, I was on the search for the perfect course here in Toronto.
The wonders of social media directed me to The Make Den. With two locations, Bloordale & Leslieville, and a whole lot of course offerings; I knew this was the place for me!
I was lucky enough to speak with the Owner of The Make Den – Irene Stickney.
Unlike my simple dream of making my own pillows, Irene’s dreams have taken her from working in production at Jones New York to an alterationist at 69 Vintage to currently running the highly successful The Make Den.
I love how Irene has followed her passions. Knowing University was not for her, she immediately started sewing. Loving the ability to make her own clothes while learning about all the specials tools and terms, to her sewing was like joining a secret club.
That is exactly how I felt on my first day Sewing FUNdamentals class.
Like I had wandered into a marvelous world of possibilities.
And look what I have made so far – this handy headband.
And my dream has already come true with this pillow (with more on their way!).
The Make Den offers classes in all levels of sewing prowess, they also offer quilting, screen printing, tailoring, their new ‘Leather Fundamentals’ and their just announced ‘Handmade Moccasin’ class.
Some Make Den students have become success stories of their own – from starting their own fashion lines to becoming a professional stylist. And now is your chance to test out your craftiness.
The Make Den wants you to explore your creative side.
They are offering one I’m Mr Fabulous reader a $50 gift card towards any class of choice offered at one of their two studios.
$50 to kick-start your crafting adventures (while welcoming you to the secret club).
You’ll have two ways to enter:
1. Tweet the Following;
Hey @immrfabulous, I want to let my talents shine http://wp.me/p1mskh-3bE with the help of @TheMakeDen!
2. Comment below and tell me:
Which course would you sign up for?
Me? I would love to check out the Leather Fundamentals class – leather pillows anyone;)?
Entries will close January 28th and winner will be randomly selected.
Good luck my crafty compatriots!
M Fab ric and thread